Monkeypox Information

What You Need to Know about Monkeypox:

It’s rare

Monkeypox is a rare disease that is not easily spread and is rarely fatal. 

It requires close contact for transmission

Monkeypox is transmitted person to person through close, personal, often skin-to-skin contact, having contact with an infectious rash, through body fluids or through respiratory secretions. 

You can take steps to prevent it

Individuals can take basic steps to prevent the spread of monkeypox. 

Seek help if you have symptoms

If you have an unexplained rash, sores or other symptoms, please talk to your healthcare provider, even if you don’t think you had contact with someone who has monkeypox.

Vaccination is recommended in certain cases

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends vaccination for people who have been exposed to monkeypox and people who are at higher risk of being exposed to monkeypox.

The Student Health Center has a limited supply of monkeypox vaccines available for students most at risk for the virus. If students meet any of the eligibility criteria listed online, they can now schedule an appointment at the Student Health Center to receive the vaccine.

Updated: Sept. 26, 2022